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  • Archibugi, Daniele; Ciccarone, Giuseppe; Mare, Mauro; Pizzetti, Bernardo & Violati, Flaminia (2003), “Triangular Relations In Public Service Economics”, International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 17, No. 1. KEY READING
  • Borghi, E., Chiara Del Bo & Massimo Florio, 2010. "The theory of public enterprise, social welfare and planning: a note," Departmental Working Papers 2010-20, Department of Economics, Business and Statistics at Università degli Studi di Milano. web KEY READING
  • Ceriani, L., Raffaele Doronzo & Massimo Florio, 2009. "Privatization, unbundling, and liberalization of network industries:a discussion of the dominant policy paradigm in the EU," Departmental Working Papers 2009-09, Department of Economics, Business and Statistics at Università degli Studi di Milano. web KEY READING
  • Chang, H.J. (2007), State-Owned Enterprise Reform, United Nations Department For Economic and Social Affairs.
  • Clifton, J., F. Comín & D. Díaz-Fuentes (2004), “Nationalisation, denationalisation and Europe integration: changing contexts, unfinished debates”, Enterprises et Histoire p. 24-53 no 37.
  • Comín, F. & D. Díaz (2004), La empresa pública en Europa, Madrid, Síntesis.
  • Gomez-Ibañez J.A., 2004, Regulating Infrastructure: Monopoly, Contracts, and Discretion, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Kaul, I. (2003) ´Redefining Public Goods: Why, How and to What Effects?´ UNU-CRIS International Conference on Global Public Goods and Regional Integration. UNU Bruges, November 20-21.
  • Lane, J. E. (1997), The Public Sector: Concepts, Models and Approaches, Sage Publications.
  • Lasheras, M..A. (1999) La regulación económica de los servicios públicos. Ariel.
  • Martin, S. (2001) Industrial Organization: A European Perspective. Oxford University Press
  • Millward, R. (2005): Private and public enterprise in Europe: energy, telecommunications and transport, 1830-1990, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Motta, M. (2004), Competition Policy. Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press.
  • Ostrom, E. (1990) Governing the Commons. Cambridge University Press.
  • Ostrom, V., Tiebout, C. and Warren, R. (1961) "The organization of government in metropolitan areas: a theoretical enquiry" The American Political Science Review.
  • Pelkmans, Jacques (2006), European Integration: Methods And Economic Analysis, Financial Times/Prentice
  • Toninelli, P. A. ed. (2000): “The Rise and Fall of Public Enterprises: The Framework”, en P. A. Toninelli, ed. The Rise and Fall of State-Owned Enterprises in the Western World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.



  • Bauer, J. M.(2005), “Regulation and state ownership: conflicts and complementarities in EU telecommunications” Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 76, 2, 151-177.
  • Belke, A.; Baumgaertner, F.; Schneider, F. & Setzer, R. (2005), “The Different Extent of Privatisation Proceeds in EU Countries: A Preliminary Explanation Using a Public Choice Approach”, Center for Economic Studies & Ifo Institute for Economic Research CESifo, Working Paper No. 1600
  • Bourguignon, F. & Sepúlveda, C. (2010,) Privatization in Development Some Lessons from Experience, Banco Mundial, Policy Research Working Paper 5131.
  • Ceriani, Lidia; Raffaele Doronzo & Massimo Florio (2009), Privatization, Unbundling, and Liberalization of Network Industries: a Discussion of the Dominant Policy Paradigm in the EU” Working Paper N. 2009-09. KEY READING
  • Clifton, J., F. Comín & D. Díaz-Fuentes (2003), Privatisation in the European Union: Public Enterprises and Integration. Kluwer.
  • Clifton, J., F. Comín & D. Díaz-Fuentes (2006) “Privatisation in the European Union: inevitable, ideological, pragmatic?”, Journal of European Public Policy, 13. web KEY READING
  • Clifton, J., F. Comín & D. Díaz-Fuentes (2006b): “La privatización de las empresas públicas en la Unión Europea – vía británica o senda europea”, Revista de Economía Mundial.
  • Hefetz, Amir and M. Warner, 2004. "Privatization and Its Reverse: Explaining the Dynamics of the Government Contracting Process," Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory, 14(2): 171-190. KEY READING
  • Hulsink, W. (1999): Privatization and Liberalisation in European Telecommunications, Londres y Nueva York.
  • Megginson, W. y J. Netter, (2001); “From State to Market: A survey of empirical studies on Privatization”, Journal of Economic Literature. 39,2, 321-389.
  • Millward, R. (2005): Private and public enterprise in Europe: energy, telecommunications and transport, 1830-1990, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Millward, R. (2006), The British Privatisation Programme: A Long Term Perspective, Università degli Studi di Milano Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Aziendali e StatisticheWorking Paper n. 2006-07
  • Martimort, D. Stéphane Straub, S., (2009): “Infrastructure privatization and changes in corruption patterns: The roots of public discontent”, Journal of Development Economics, 90, 1, 69-84. KEY READING.
  • Newbery, D.M. (2000), Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Newbery, D. M. (2004), “Privatising Network Industries”, CESifo Working Paper No. 1132, serie Industrial Organisation, Munich. KEY READING.
  • Parker, D. (ed.) (1998): Privatization in the EU: theory and policy perspectives. Routledge, Londres y Nueva York.
  • Parker, D. (2004), The UK´s Privatisation Experiment: the passage of time permits a sober assessment, CESifo Working
  • Paper No. 1126, Serie Industrial Organisation, Munich.
  • Parker, D. y Saal, D. (eds.) (2003): International Handbook on Privatization, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
  • Perotti E.C., (1995), “Credible privatization”, American Economic Review, 847–859.


Primary Sources:

  • FEEM Privatization Barometer Data Bank and Archive. web.
  • Thomson Financial, Securities Data Corporation (SDC)



  • Armstrong, Mark & David E. M. Sappington (2006), “Regulation, Competition, and Liberalization Journal of Economic Literature Vol. XLIV, pp. 325–366.
  • Bauer, J. (2005), “Regulation and State Ownership: Conflicts and Complementarities in EU Telecommunications”, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 76:2 2005 pp. 151–177.
  • Bel, G.Calzada, J. y Fageda, X. (2006), “Liberalización y competencia en España, ¿Dónde estamos?”, Información Comercial Española, 829, 123-144.
  • Ceriani, Lidia; & Massimo Florio (2008), “A Primer on the Welfare effects of Regulatory Reforms in network industries”, Universit`a degli Studi di Milano Statistics and Mathematics, Working Paper n. 2008-23
  • Ceriani, L., Raffaele Doronzo & Massimo Florio, 2009. "Privatization, unbundling, and liberalization of network industries:a discussion of the dominant policy paradigm in the EU," Departemental Working Papers 2009-09, Department of Economics, Business and Statistics at Università degli Studi di Milano. web. KEY READING
  • Clifton, J., Díaz-Fuentes, D., Fernández-Gutiérrez, M. & Revuelta, J. (2010): "Infrastructure regulation: What works, Why, and how do we know? Lessons from Europe”, "Infrastructure regulation: What works, Why, and how do we know? M. Ramesh, D. Jarvis, W. Xun & E. Aral eds., World Scientific. web.
  • Clifton, J., Díaz-Fuentes, D., Fernández, M. and Revuelta, J., (2011) Diferencias territoriales en el uso de los servicios de interés económico general, Investigaciones Regionales. Ver en la web. KEY READING
  • Clifton, J., Díaz-Fuentes, D., Fernández, M., y Revuelta, J. (2011) Ciudadanos, servicisios públicos y la regulación europea. CIRIEC España: Revista de Economía Pública, Social y Cooperativa. Ver en la web. KEY READING
  • Copenhagen Economics, “Market Opening in Network Industries”, Report Copenhagen Economics on behalf of DG Internal Market, EU Commission, 2005.
  • Fiorio, Carlo, Florio, Massimo (2009), “The reform of network industries, privatisation and consumers’ welfare: evidence from the EU15”, Universit`a degli Studi di Milano Statistics and Mathematics, Working Paper n. 2009-41. KEY READING.
  • Fiorio, Carlo, Florio, Massimo (2008), “Do you Pay a Fair Price for Electricity? Consumers’ Satisfaction and Utility Reform in the EU”, ”, Universit`a degli Studi di Milano Statistics and Mathematics, Working Paper N. 2008-12. web.
  • Florio, Massimo (2007), Electricity Prices as Signals for the Evaluation of Reforms: An Empirical Analysis of Four
  • European Countries, International Review of Applied Economics, 21, 1, 1–27.
  • Gabriele, Alberto (2004) Policy Alternatives in Reforming Power Utilities In Developing Countries: a Critical Survey, No. 168, UNCTAD, Geneva.
  • Levi-Faur, D. (2004): “On the ´net impact´ of Europeanization. The EU´s telecoms and electricity regimes between the global and the national”, Comparative Political Studies, 37, 1, 3-29.
  • Majone, G. (1997): “From the positive to the regulatory state: causes and consequences of changes in the mode of governance”, Journal of Public Policy, 17, 2, 139-67.
  • Newbery, D.M. (2002), ‘Problems of liberalising the energy utilities’, European Economic Review, 46, 919-27. KEY READING.
  • Prosser, Tony (Ed.), (2005) The limits of competition law: markets and public services, Oxford University Press.
  • Stern, P.A. & David N. Townsend, (2007), New Models for Universal Access to Telecommunications Services in Latin America: Lessons from the past and Recommendations for a New Generation of Universal Access Programs for the 21st Century.
  • Thatcher, M. (2000): The Politics of Telecommunications. National institutions, convergences and change in Britain and France, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • - (2002): Analysing regulatory reform in Europe, Journal of European Public Policy, 9, 6, 859-872.
  • - (2002): Regulation after delegation: independent regulatory agencies in Europe. Journal of European Public Policy,9 ,6, 954-972.
  • - (2004) "Winners and losers in Europeanization: reforming the national regulation of telecommunications.' West European Politics, 27, no. 2 284-309.
  • Waddams, C. and B. Brigham and L. Fitzgerald, (2008) "Service quality in regulated monopolies", Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 79(2), 244-68.
  • Waddams, C. (2008) The Future of Retail Energy Markets, The Energy Journal, special issue in honour of David Newbery,125-37.
  • Wilson, Chris M and Waddams Price, Catherine (2010) Do consumers switch to the best supplier? Oxford Economic Papers, 62 (4). pp. 647-668.


Primary Sources:



  • Calzada, J., Costas, A. y Jordana, J. eds. (2009): Más allá del mercado. Las políticas de servicio universal en América Latina, Fundació CIDOB. Barcelona.
  • Cheung, A. (1997) “Understanding Public-Sector Reforms: Global Trends and Diverse Agendas”, International Review of Administrative Sciences. 63: 4, 435–57.
  • Clarke, D. (2000) Citizens, Charters and Public Service Reform in France and Britain, Government and Opposition.35: 2 pp152–69.
  • Clifton, J., F. Comín & D. Díaz-Fuentes (2005a), “Empowering Europe´s Citizens? Towards a charter for services of general interest”. Public Management Review. web. KEY READING
  • Clifton, J. & Díaz-Fuentes, D., “Evaluating EU policies on public services: A citizens´ perspective”, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 2010. web KEY READING
  • Costas, Antón (2007), “De consumidor a ciudadano, el papel de la satisfacción del ciudadano en la sostenibilidad de los mercados de servicios públicos”, ICE Evaluación de políticas públicas, 836, 33-50. KEY READING.
  • Denhardt, Robert B. & Denhardt, Janet Vinzant (2000), “The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering, Public Administration Review 60 (6), 549–559.
  • European Commision (2008) How can behavioural economics improve policies affecting consumers? web. KEY READING
  • Ferrari, P.A.; Annoni, P. & Manzi, G. (2007), “Evaluation and comparison of European countries: public opinion on services”, Universit`a degli Studi di Milano Statistics and Mathematics, Paper 27. www.economia.unimi.it
  • Fiorio, C. V., Florio, M., Salini, S. & Ferrari, P., (2007) “European Consumers’ Attitudes on Services of General Interest: Accessibility, Price and Quality” Working Paper, www.economia.unimi.it
  • - (2007), “Consumers’ Attitudes on Services of General Interest in the EU: Accessibility, Price and Quality”, 2000-2004 Nota di Lavoro 2.2007, Fondaziones Eni, Enrico Matei.
  • Héritier, A. (2002): “Public-interest services revisited”. Journal of European Public Policy, 9, 6, 995-1019.
  • Ilzkovitz, F., Dierx, A. y Sousa, N. (2008): An analysis of the possible causes of product market malfunctioning in the EU: First results for manufacturing and service sectors, Economic Papers 336, European Commission.
  • Lane, J. E. (2000) New Public Management, Routledge.
  • Louis, V. J & Rodrigues, S (2006), Les services d´intérêt économique général et l´Union européene. Bruylant.
  • Mangenot, M. (Ed.) (2005), Adminstratins publiques et services d’intérêt général: quelle européanisation, Maastricht, European Institute of Public Administration.
  • McGuire, A. (2002) Service Charters – Global Convergence or National Divergence? A Comparison of Initiatives in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, Public Management Review. 4: 1 pp 493 – 524.
  • McLaughlin, K., Osborne, S. & Ferlie, E. eds (2005) New Public Management: Current Trends and Future Prospect, London & New York: Routledge.
  • OECD - PUMA (Public Management Service Public Management Committee) (1996) Responsive Government: Service Quality Initiatives, Paris: OECD
  • OECD (2010) Public Administration after "New Public Management". Paris: OECD. KEY READING.
  • OECD (1997) In Search of Results: Performance Management Practices, Paris: OECD.
  • OECD (2007) Roundtable on Demand-Side Economics for Consumer Policy Summary Report, OECD. París.
  • OECD (2008) Enhancing Competition in Telecommunication: Protecting and Empowering Consumers, OECD. París.
  • Pollitt, C. & Bouckaert, G. (2004) Public Management Reform – a Comparative Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rott, Peter, (2007), “Consumers and services of general interest: Is EC consumer law the future? Journal of Consumer
  • Policy, Volume 30, Number 1, pp. 49-60.
  • Sappington, David, E.M. (2005), “Regulating Service Quality: A Survey”, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 27, 2, 123-154. KEY READING.
  • Van de Walle, S. (2006): “The impact of public service values on service of general interest reform debates”, Public Management Review, 8 (2), 183-205.
  • Van de Walle, S. and G. Hammerschid (2011) Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future. COCOPS working paper. web. KEY READING.
  • Whitehead, J. C.; Pattanayak, S. K.; Van Houvten, G. L. Y Gelso, B. R. (2008): “Combining revealed and stated preference data to estimate the nonmarket value of ecological services: an assessment of the state of the service”, Journal of Economic Surveys, 22 (5), 872-908.


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  • EC (European Commission) (1996) Communication on Services of General Interest in Europe,

- (1997) Eurobarometer 47.0: L’Europe des Consummateurs, les Citoyens Face a l’Ouverture a la Concurrence des Monopoles de Services Public.

- (2000) Les Européens et les services d´intérêt généraux. (2000) Communication on Services of General Interest in Europe. (2002)

  • Eurobarometer 58: Consumers´ opinions about Services of General Interest. Etude sur les services d´interet economique general aupres des citoyens des 15 pays.

- (2003) ‘Green Paper on Services of General Interest’. web.

- (2003) Flash Eurobarometer 150: La Qualite´ des Services, EC. web.

- (2004) ‘White Paper on Services of General Interest’. web.

- (2005) Eurobarometer 219

- (2006) Evaluation of the Performance of Network Industries Providing Services of General Economic Interest

- (2007) Eurobarometer 260 EC (2007b) European Consumers’ Opinions On Certain Services Of General Interest Qualitative Study in The 25 Member States.



  • Audretsch, D. , Baumol, W. & Burke, A. (2006) Competition policy in dynamic markets”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 19, 613–634.
  • Apeldoorn, B. van & Horn, L. (2006), “The Transformation of Corporate Governance Regulation in the European Union: From Harmonization to Marketization”, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Working Papers. 2006/04.
  • Clifton, J., F. Comín & D. Díaz-Fuentes (2004), “Nationalisation, denationalisation and Europe integration: changing contexts, unfinished debates”, Enterprises et Histoire p. 24-53 no 37, web.
  • Clifton, J., Comín, F., & Díaz-Fuentes, D. (eds) (2007) Transforming public enterprise in Europe and North America: Networks, Integration and Transnationalisation. Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Clifton, J., D. Díaz-Fuentes & C. Marichal (2007) “Taking control: transforming telecommunications in Mexico” in Clifton, Comín & Díaz-Fuentes.
  • Clifton, J., Comín, F., & Díaz-Fuentes, D. (2008), “The Rise of the New Public Service Transnationals: European or Global Phenomenon?, in Schröter, H., (ed) In Search of the European Enterprise, Springer. KEY READING.
  • Clifton, J., Díaz-Fuentes, D. (2010) “Is the European Union ready for FDI from emerging markets?” Thinking Outward: Global Players from Emerging Markets, University of Columbia. web. KEY READING
  • Goldstein, A. (2007) Multinational Companies from Emerging Economies. Palgrave. Newbery, D. (2007), What are the issues in Merger and Acquisitions Arising from Electricity Market Reestructuring?, European University Institute, RSCAS 2007/01.
  • OECD (2007) International Investment Perspectives 2007. Paris.
  • UNCTAD (2004), World Investment Report 2004:The Shift to Services, Nueva York - Geneva.
  • UNCTAD (2008), World Investment Report 2008:The Challenge of Infrastructure, Nueva York – Geneva.
Copyright 2014, por los autores de los cursos. Cite/attribute Resource. Díaz-Fuentes, D., Díaz-Fuentes, D., Clifton, J. (2011, September 19). Readings / Bibliografía. Retrieved July 22, 2017, from OCW Universidad de Cantabria Web site: http://ocw.unican.es/ciencias-sociales-y-juridicas/economia-de-los-servicios-publicos-e-innovacion/bibliografia. Esta obra se publica bajo una licencia Creative Commons 4.0. Creative Commons 4.0
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